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Levels of Mind

Updated: Jun 30

Once you begin to understand how your mind works, the mystery goes away. You realize you are doing this to yourself and you can stop. "It is apparent that a mind so split could never be the Teacher of a Oneness which unites all things within Itself. And so What is within this mind, and does unite all things together, must be its Teacher. Yet must It use the language that this mind can understand, in the condition in which it thinks it is. And It must use all learning to transfer illusions to the truth, taking all false ideas of what you are, and leading you beyond them to the truth that is beyond them." ACIM (T-25.I.7.2) A Course in Miracles online edition

What is Levels of Mind?


Levels of Mind is a unique process designed by David Hoffmeister that offers a visual diagram to help you access the levels in the mind that determine perception, so you can choose a different experience. As soon as you learn how things work in the mind, you have the tools to undo the ego completely. You will know of your mind training “success” by the peace you feel.


Levels of Mind is a unique process designed by David Hoffmeister that offers a visual diagram to help you access the levels in the mind that determine perception, so you can choose a different experience. As soon as you learn how things work in the mind, you have the tools to undo the ego. Visit the full site here for an in-depth video by David Hoffmeister: Levels of Mind

Think of the mind like concentric circles with desire in the center. The next ring is belief, followed by thought, followed by emotion, followed by perception. The inner areas determine the outer. You are using your desire (center) to wake up as the incentive to question everything you believe, and as false belief is dissolved, the thoughts that sprang from the ego are released as well. This in turn releases fearful emotions and perceptions. This is why A Course in Miracles talks so frequently about the “little willingness.” It is this splinter of desire to Awaken—joined with the Holy Spirit—that ignites the undoing of the ego.


The Holy Spirit is the “how,” and miracles, or shifts in perception, are the means. Cause and effect are getting turned back around and this means you are becoming aware that mind is causative. completely. You will know of your mind training “success” by the peace you feel.

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Higher vantage point - Levels of Mind helps to release distorted perception.